Lent, 5th Sunday. Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. How often have we said that ourselves? The Bible takes great pains to emphasize out how much Jesus loved Lazarus. Jesus is his friend, and it's never too late for Jesus, because there is no place he will not go for his friend.

Jesus stretches our faith so that it can grow and be ready for the challenges that are coming. His friendship will get us through everything, provided we are really friends with Him. Do we look forward to time with Him and make sacrifices to serve Him? Will he recognize us when he comes again? We know that Jesus will never forget a friend, but are we really friends with Jesus?

(6 Apr 2014)